Hygiene done right can reduce sick leave, impress visitors and boost your employee or tenant morale. With the increase in shared workspaces and social-based office landscapes that encourage collaboration, good hygiene is becoming even more important. We provide a wide range of expertise and hygiene solutions for modern offices, making sure that your visitors, employees or tenants – as well as your image – are well taken care of.
According to the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, ISSA, successful contract cleaners are now focusing on cleaning for health vs. just cleaning for appearance. They are understanding the true value of cleaning as it relates to its impact on health, the environment and productivity (1) The business case for a clean office is compelling. (See below for statistics report)
But what office areas have the biggest impact on your visitors’ image and the wellbeing of your staff? This tool gives you an instant overview of the key hygiene areas at a clean modern office. It also features a customized selection of products for each area, together with dispenser placement recommendations and tips for smarter cleaning.
The impression of your company starts here.
A clean impression lasts. Every visitor, employee or tenant who enters your office receives the first impression about your company from your reception area. It is a high traffic area, with dozens of people passing by continuously. As a result, reception areas can quickly become unclean. To build your image, this area is important to keep fresh, clean and welcoming at all times, while keeping it hygienic to avoid contamination of other office areas as people are passing through.
Meetings are extremely important for the growth and expansion of a business and should be conducted in a clean, comfortable and well-equipped space.
Conference rooms reflect the image of your company – this is where you bring your visitors and where they often spend the most time. And conference rooms need to facilitate a broad spectrum of events. From keynote presentations and business-critical meetings to informal discussions, meals and coffee breaks. This makes hygiene solutions an essential part of modern conference rooms.
Conference rooms are often busy places with lots of people throughout the day. Help reduce the spread of germs by placing a hand sanitizer in this area.
The office as we know it is changing. New open office landscapes create new requirements on hygiene.
The office landscape is changing from cubicles to social-based areas and open desk policies that encourage collaboration.
A study conducted in 2013 show that around 35% of office workers share either desk and/or equipment with both known and unknown people. Out of these, more than 60% claim concern with the hygiene situation at work.* This data puts new requirements on hygiene. For example, employees are required to take more personal responsibility, such as using sanitizers or cleaning the workspace. Do your employees have access to what they need for optimal hygiene?
In offices with open landscapes, where people sit close together, a hand sanitizer can improve the employee’s hygiene and well-being. A flexible stand is the ideal solution to place the sanitizer where it matters most: in high-traffic areas, where they provide the best support.
Restrooms are a necessity, but play a key part in a facility's satisfaction ratings.
Consider restrooms as more than the left over space of an office building. They are a valuable part of the facility and contribute to the total experience of your company. If kept neat and clean, visitors are more likely to think the rest of your business is taken good care of as well. In the Tork Office Trend Report 2016 (link to download) research of over 8000 office workers around the globe, 79% of respondents from New York to Shanghai say they would inform their office or facility manager if they aren’t satisfied with the quality of hygiene products available. 40% of respondents say they have encountered empty soap and paper towel dispensers, and restrooms that haven’t been properly cleaned.
Small, high-traffic areas with big impact on wellbeing.
In the age of modern open office landscapes, breakrooms and kitchenettes are also becoming working areas, where employees not just eat and socialize but bring their computers and have ad hoc meetings too. These small areas have high traffic and needs to be both comfortable and easy to keep clean. In contrast, quite often it is unclear who’s actually responsible for keeping them clean; cleaners or employees?